Welcome to the City of Montgomery
As one of the oldest towns in Texas, Montgomery began as a trading post in 1826 and was charted in 1837. Montgomery was the first county seat of Montgomery County and was the third county formed under the Republic of Texas. It is also recognized as the birthplace of the Texas Lone Star Flag. Montgomery is located at the junction of Texas 105 and FM 149, near the southwestern edge of Sam Houston National Forest in western Montgomery County. The center of town is 15 miles west of Conroe and 50 miles northwest of Houston.
Montgomery offers guests a memorable visit with its preserved 19th Century Historic Downtown District, as well as its many fine retail shops, restaurants and local attractions. We hope you'll stop by for a visit. Enjoy our clean air and relaxed country lifestyle!
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PROPOSED LIGHTING ORDINANCE

The City of Montgomery Planning and Zoning Commission is considering a lighting ordinance for the city which would drastically reduce the amount of glare and over lighting in the city. Specifically, the ordinance would provide for construction locations and the installation of “Full Cut Off” (FCO) lighting fixtures. FCO fixtures are designed to direct a light down toward the ground or structure and not allow light below a horizontal line of the fixture. The proposed ordinance does not include any restriction to residential lighting.


The Commission is reacting to concerns about glare from large commercial establishments impacting residential neighborhoods. This issue will be more pronounced as the city’s commercial area expands. Approximately 20 cities across Texas have passed such an ordinance. You are invited to a public meeting to discuss the issues regarding this ordinance for Montgomery. The meeting is May 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM at City Hall in Montgomery.


A low number of concentrated commercial areas in the city have kept bright and excess light in a small number of places in Montgomery.  As new commercial areas develop across our city, the number of residents affected will grow as well.  We, as a city, have the opportunity to decide how this affects our quality of life in Montgomery.


  • Those in favor of the ordinance recognize the City is beginning to experience rapid growth and wish to use reasoned design criteria to lessen the impact of light pollution and sky glow while maintaining a rural sense of community and the ability to see stars from within the city.

  • Those opposed to the ordinance point to government intrusion in something as simple as lighting a parking area and that the FCO fixtures are more expensive. However, more efficient placement of fixtures and direct lighting can also mean better and lower energy consumed. Also, since the City of Montgomery is such a small community  surrounded by unregulated lighted areas, the ordinance will simply not improve the ability to see the stars.


Please attend the public meeting to discuss your opinions about this ordinance. If not able to attend, you may write to the Commission with your opinion by sending it to:  Planning Commission, P.O. Box 708, Montgomery, TX, 77356 or you may email your opinions to jyates@ci.montgomery.tx.us .


Thank you for your attention and participation in the operation of your City of Montgomery.     Jack Yates, City Administrator

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